Best Facts of the Month - Page 8

Men and women see the color red very differently.

Women tend to see various shades of red, such as maroon, cardinal, and crimson. However, men typically just see red; no tones, hues, or shades. This reason for this is DNA. Researchers from Arizona State University discovered that there’s a particular gene which allows us to see the color red.

This gene sits on the X chromosome, which women have two of and men only have one of. Thus, women have a full and complex grasp of the red spectrum. Men however, only know a few shades of red.


28% of IT professionals hide their career from friends and family to get out of giving free tech support!

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.

The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones.

Several industries are associated with information technology, such as computer hardware,software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, e-commerce and computer services.

In a business context, the Information Technology Association of America has defined information technology as "the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems".

The responsibilities of those working in the field include network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of an organization's technology life cycle, by which hardware and software is maintained, upgraded and replaced.

28% of IT Professionals hide their career from family or friends out of fear of being asked to provide free tech support! I can imagine many other careers that do this such as Doctors, must be pretty annoying.


A married couple each won the lottery by playing numbers found inside a fortune cookie!

In March of 1995, Scotty Turnbull purchased a lottery ticket at a shop in Mission, Texas. He selected his numbers from the combination on the slip of paper from a fortune cookie - 10, 24, 27, 29, 40, and 46. Later in the day, his wife Barbara bought a batch of tickets at the same shop. Inside the batch, there was a ticket which also had the same set of digits! Together, the two won a total of $1,628,946!

Some awesome lists!

This has got to be the most epic battle ever fought on bicycles

During the Battle of Singapore in February 1942 the Japanese managed to invade Malaysia causing what Winston Churchill called the "worst disaster" and "largest capitulation" in British military history.

The Allied Forces imposed a trade ban on Japan, and in response, Japan invaded Malaysia to find alternative sources for needed materials to continue its war against the Allied Forces.

The Japanese army was superior to the British in close air support, armor, coordination, tactics and experience, even though they were outnumbered.

The British made a grave mistake in judgement in thinking that the Malaysian jungle was too dense and impassable. The Japanese had a plan to overcome that.

Thousands of bicycle riding soldiers were able to quietly and speedily navigate their way through the jungle and surprise the unsuspecting opposition.

They did not bring their bicycles with on the ships, but confiscated them from the citizens and retailers in Malaysia as they progressed through towns after coming ashore. This meant that there were no demands made on the Japanese war machine as they did not need trucks or ships to transport the bicycles.

These troops could quickly advance by travelling along plantation roads, foot paths and over improvised bridges. This caught Allied Forces defending the main roads and river crossings off guard.

The bicycles could travel faster than withdrawing Allied Forces and often cut off their escape, resulting in 50,000 troops becoming prisoners of war.

It can therefore be said that the bicycle troops were mostly to thank for the success of the Japanese invasion of Malaysia.


Ninjas are soon going to become officially extinct.

I don’t know what is more of an OMG Fact: that ninjas still exist, or that they're about to become a thing of the past. Now, there is only one ninja grandmaster, Jinichi Kawakami. He is the 21st head of the Ban Family, one 53 that was part of the Koka Ninja clan.

He was trained in ninjitsu as a little kid. He learned how to walk quietly, how to break into a house, how to make explosives and mix medicines, among other skills.

However, his skills will probably die with him. He has decided to not select an heir to pass the clan's secret scrolls to. This means that even though some people might learn a few ninja techniques, the ninja clans of the past will be officially forgotten.



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